No matter how much fun it was to see the country and how grateful we are that we could visit family, it's always nice to be home. Driving through New York and over the GW Bridge felt so familiar-- as did the traffic on I-95 in Connecticut. As we pulled into the drive, Cassie got … Continue reading 29. Home, Sweet Home
Saturday was a milestone day- crossed the Mississippi at 2 pm, so we are officially out East! On Sunday we met dear relatives in Ohio-- Aunty Donna and Uncle Dick, Michele and Denny. Then on to Niles to visit Dave's sister and family. Monday will be our last day of driving -- we will be … Continue reading 28. Crossing the Mississippi
Driving through Kansas, Cassie and I are starting to click our ruby slippers in enthusiasm for Connecticut! There's no place like home! Here we are in The Midwest- flat plains, cornfields, a variety of windmills, iconic farms...beautiful vistas and spectacular sunsets.
Woke up to 29 degrees but decided to take the northern route out of Santa Fe, as the feared snowstorm headed onward to Minnesota. (Land of my relatives, who have 2 more months of winter ahead of them!) The buttes and scenery as we went from New Mexico to Colorado were entrancing. Finally exited … Continue reading 26. Chilly but No Snow
Spent the night in Santa Fe and got up early to bring Cassie to a new doggie day care, Santa Fe Tails. Awesome place. After her "evaluation," they decided she was friendly and compatible, and off we went to Chimayo, the Sanctuary site also known as the "Lourdes of America." … Continue reading 25. Santa Fe, Pueblos, and Art
We had unexpected stop near Flagstaff, at Meteor Crater, where 50,000 years ago a meteor hit the earth at 26,000 mph. It created a giant bowl-shaped cavity 700 feet deep and 4,000 feet across. We visited mainly because Dave, an aeronautical engineer, is fascinated with all things space. Neil Armstrong trained here for his moon … Continue reading 24. Arizona to New Mexico– and a Meteor Crater
OK so this is one for the record books. Driving across I40 we decided we needed gas and lunch, and pulled off onto Route 66 -- Goffs Road-- expecting a regular truck stop. Instead we found a restaurant and gas station with lots of rock and roll blaring in the parking lot. A nod to … Continue reading 23. Route 66